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Apr 22, 2014 13:28 |  #31

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i use flickr and tell ya what... the majority of the world is just getting too "I dont care" as there are so many accounts for so many things that ask for pieces of information. Add them all together and get someones life out of it all...

Much of it is duplicate information. They all ask the same questions. And a lot of it can be conflicting since we don't always fill out our information accurately. The one that is the most troubling is Facebook where they can build a profile of everything you like, don't like, who you relate to, words you choose, stuff you are passionate about, moral values, what triggers you to act on some things and not others, where you go, what you do, when you do things, etc. Compared to that, no other data mining can hold a candle.

But again, the sheer amounts of data are insane and most of it is harmless. I really don't care who knows that I like Quilted Northern Toilet paper or that I eat at Papa Johns every week.


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Apr 22, 2014 13:31 |  #32

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Much of it is duplicate information. They all ask the same questions. And a lot of it can be conflicting since we don't always fill out our information accurately. The one that is the most troubling is Facebook where they can build a profile of everything you like, don't like, who you relate to, words you choose, stuff you are passionate about, moral values, what triggers you to act on some things and not others, where you go, what you do, when you do things, etc. Compared to that, no other data mining can hold a candle.

But again, the sheer amounts of data are insane and most of it is harmless. I really don't care who knows that I like Quilted Northern Toilet paper or that I eat at Papa Johns every week.

hah i feel the same way...

so my bro in law is screwed.. he is some mexican (last name hernandez so dont take it the wrong way) who likes guys shirtless dancing to YMCA while liking walmart trash...

i post alcohol, soccer, alcohol, hockey, alcohol, MMA, alcohol, checkin places, alcohol....

could you build anything out of that???? :p


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Apr 22, 2014 14:48 |  #33

Luckless wrote in post #16853048 (external link)
I was as well, but my account got logged out when trying to make the change over to a yahoo account. The account I was already logged into didn't get auto connected to the yahoo account I had just made, but now I can't log in with my google account. I just keep getting an error and asked to log in again.

I remember to have this glitch couple of times. One day, all of sudden it doesn't like my Google login. I did this Yahoo account exercise, it was screwed even more. But on next day it was back to normal login by Google. It happens twice. Just have to wait one day.

Now they have another untested crap, if on mobile.
Google login doesn't work from this garbage, only if you choose "desktop" link.

People who does web programming for Flickr aren't qualified for this job.


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Apr 22, 2014 15:10 |  #34

TeleFragger wrote in post #16853097 (external link)
hah i feel the same way...

so my bro in law is screwed.. he is some mexican (last name hernandez so dont take it the wrong way) who likes guys shirtless dancing to YMCA while liking walmart trash...

i post alcohol, soccer, alcohol, hockey, alcohol, MMA, alcohol, checkin places, alcohol....

could you build anything out of that???? :p

Heh! Not long ago I saw an article/story, don't recall where, but a gal was on some kind of probation or parole, in the program alcohol drinking was forbidden, but she went on and partied, posted pics on FaceBook and some Law Enforcement person in her locale saw the pics and turned her in!


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Apr 22, 2014 15:39 as a reply to  @ tonylong's post |  #35

Yeah. These stories are always funny. Like this guy who robbed a bank and got nabbed by the FBI after posting pics of himself on facebook with a machine gun.... duh.
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Apr 22, 2014 15:40 |  #36

OK so I figured I would find a thread on this. I just tried logging into flickr via my usual google account and I keep getting an error screen and no real explanation. So is this temporary or do I need to setup a yahoo account?


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Apr 22, 2014 15:46 |  #37

Flickr may be in the middle of policy change. Some users may still be able to use their Google or FB account to sign in. When i sign in with my Google account, I get this:

Do you have a Yahoo account?
The Google ID you entered is not associated with a Yahoo account. To enjoy Flickr, you need to create a Yahoo account.

then there are 2 options below it:

Create Account
or login with existing Yahoo account

Create account takes me to Yahoo registration page. So there... flickr would not let me use my Google account alone. There must be a Yahoo account "associated" with it. Not sure what they mean by "associated".




  
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Apr 22, 2014 15:52 |  #38

as far as I know you need a yahoo account. I've had one for a very long time, it's my main e-mail, so I don't mind. But recently I set up a 2nd flickr account to share photos from school (I'm the 'official' classroom photographer this year) and I didn't want parents to have access to my other photos or even know my other yahoo ID. I had to set everything up again using a different browser (since I didn't want to have to log out of yahoo and in again all the time), a PITA.

I also never use my real name online, only 3 people have my last name in the US, me and my kids. Google me and you find my address, when I got married, and all kinds of other stuff, info I don't want to share with FB or message boards all over the world. Not an issue for John Smith, but for me.

And never forget, there is NO privacy on the net, anything can (and eventually will) be hacked, as we continue to see. You can jump through hoops and get pretty good privacy, too bothersome to me. I see the internet as something like a crowded bar. What I'd not say there, I don't say on the net either, never know who's listening :-)


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Apr 22, 2014 15:53 |  #39

All I get is this:

"Sorry, there was an error. Please sign in again with the same account or a different one."

That's really helpful, since non of my google accounts will let me sign in. When you create a yahoo account does it ask you if you have any associated google accounts so the pics will be transfered?


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Apr 22, 2014 16:07 |  #40

Good question, aquaforester. I've always signed in with my Yahoo account so I have no answer for you. One thing for sure is that Yahoo registration does not offer an option to associate other account. It only asks for first, last name, d.o.b, phone number etc.

I found other problem. I signed out of Yahoo and Google. Went back to Flickr page and I'm still signed in to Flickr. I can see all my photostream, edit anything I want. This is a security problem. I would never use public computers to sign in to Flickr.




  
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Apr 22, 2014 18:21 as a reply to  @ morph2_7's post |  #41

Hi ~ I started this thread. I decided to create a yahoo account after reading the first reply.

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its wise insurance at the right price (free) when you have it in addition to a physical backup drive.

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Apr 22, 2014 18:49 |  #42

So right now I'm locked out. I can't sign in to my flickr account, so I can't gain access to my pics or make any changes.


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Apr 22, 2014 19:43 |  #43

You shoulda made this a poll. I vote yes. I love Flickr and like was said earlier, all your personal info is already out there so.......


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Apr 23, 2014 04:53 |  #44

rdwalton wrote in post #16852214 (external link)
I think it's six months of inactivity. But if you're logging into flickr, then that may count as activity.

I've had flickr accounts that gone years without activity or signing in and they are still good.




  
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Apr 23, 2014 13:37 |  #45

Is it the same as with Google? You have to have a Gmail to login into Youtube?


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